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Announcing the Launch of Adamah on Campus

Today we are proud to announce the launch of Adamah on Campus, inspiring and empowering the next generation of Jewish leaders through Jewish environmental education, climate action, and community building.

Adamah on Campus will support Jewish college students nationwide through leadership development, mentorship, and a national peer network of support.

Many thanks to our partners at Hillel International for their support on this new initiative, and to our allies at Dayenu for their partnership as well. Most importantly, here’s to all the amazing young Jewish college students out there leading this work by co-founding our Adamah Campus Student Leadership Board and by launching the first Adamah Campus chapters across the country.

I am so inspired by these young leaders, and by the powerful trajectory we are building for Youth Empowerment and Leadership Development, starting with the Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM) and now Adamah on Campus, and linking to our life-changing post-college fellowship programs for Teva educators and Adamah farmers. This is what movement-building looks like!

Our goal for this school year is to launch over 20 Adamah Campus chapters nationwide engaging and supporting Jewish college students. You can help! Please help us spread the word to Jewish college students and Hillels in your network; let’s grow this powerful movement together.

The Origins of Adamah on Campus

In the wake of increasing climate disasters and anti-Semitism, young Jews intimately feel the anxieties and challenges of growing up in a world rife with injustice and an uncertain future.

Over the past few years, our Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM) program has blossomed in response to this challenge; today JYCM is the core of Adamah’s burgeoning Youth Empowerment movement, engaging thousands of high school and middle school students through 58 chapters all across the country!

Last summer, ten JYCM alumni—now college students—met with Jakir Manela at Pearlstone during a JYCM Leadership Board retreat, and advocated for us to take the next step by launching a campus network that builds upon the strength and momentum of JYCM. Just one year later, we’re making it happen together!

During last year’s pilot year, Adamah Campus Student Leaders helped organize a Farm-based Alternative Spring Break at Pearlstone, climate justice Tu Bishvat seders, Eco-Shabbat experiences, and participated in a Global Jewish Youth Leadership Delegation to COP27 in Egypt.

Kol Hakavod (well done!) to our Adamah Campus Chapter at Brown University, where student leaders were honored with the Tzedek Award by Brown RISD Hillel in recognition of their awesome impact on the campus community.

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